Bob G. Lind Can Sing Too

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As chronicled here in many entries over the past months, computer consultant, New Age author and homeopath Bob G. Lind has carved out his own niche in Swedish amateur archaeology with controversial interpretations of Scanian archaeological sites Ales stenar and Höga stenar. Another Bob Lind is a famous US folk singer. Yet now I’ve learned that Bob G. Lind is a singer and a song-writer too!

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My Malmö colleague Ingela Kishonti has kindly sent me scans of the cover and labels of a 45-rpm vinyl single that Bob G. put out in 1978 on NCB/K.M.C. Records. (This does not appear to have been be the same as the current UK hip-hop label of the same name.) The A-side is a song of Bob’s own with the self-explanatory title “Hej Angelie”. The B-side is Bob’s Swedish lyrics sung to Alex North’s theme song for the 1976 TV series Rich man, poor man (which was based on Irwin Shaw’s novel of the same name). The TV series aired in Sweden under the title De fattiga och de rika. Both tracks were arranged by Anders Neglin, who would later go on to score several successful Swedish TV series and produce albums for many big Swedish pop acts.

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This disc is of course a fine cultural artefact in and of itself. But what makes it absolutely priceless is the title of Bob’s Swedish lyrics to the TV theme song: Dröm men ändå verklighet. He should have this printed on the cover of everything he’s ever written! It means “A dream, but still reality”.

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Comments

  1. #1 Magnus Reuterdahl
    February 6, 2008

    LOL

  2. #2 Tobias
    February 7, 2008

    Truth IS stranger than fiction…

  3. #3 Lennart Nilsson
    February 7, 2008

    Considering his later career this true cultural artefact should be worth a few bucks these days…

  4. #4 Svon
    February 8, 2008

    Haha, and I guess that it will be even more valuable when they connect “Ales stenar”, and “Hels stenar” with this place and with Finnestorp in Vstergtland. http://www.ystadsallehanda.se/article/20080206/SIMRISHAMN/746367557/1365
    Mala = Ale????

  5. #5 Sven
    November 29, 2009

    There is no Bob, his name is Bo Göran Lind
    scary guy